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Introduction to the Grammar of English


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Preface; Table of symbols and notational conventions; 1. Basic concepts in grammar; 2. The structural approach to linguistic analysis; 3. The parts of speech; 4. Verbs and verb phrase; 5. The structure of Kernel clauses; 6. Nouns and noun phrases; 7. Pronouns; 8. Adjectives and adjective phrases; 9. Verbs, nouns and adjectives: the boundaries between them; 10. Adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions; 11. Clause type; 12. Coordination and subordination; 13. Negation; 14. Thematic systems of the clause; References; Index.

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This textbook provides a thorough and precise account of all the major areas of English grammar.


'Dr Huddleston's style is both lucid and relaxed, so Introduction to the Grammar of English can be recommended even to those with no previous knowledge of linguistics ... Despite the good coverage of linguistic terms, this is a jargon-free book.' EFL Gazette

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